Fill Our Sack: A Toy Drive & Improv Show
Starlight Ballroom & Dance Center
Saturday December 16th 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vaudeville Performing Arts is excited to announce our second annual toy drive show, Fill Our Sack, A Toy Drive & Improv Show!
Come for the laughs, as we help bring joy to families in need this holiday!
Florida's premier improv troupe takes audience suggestions and turns them,
alchemy like, into comedy gold through scenes, puns, and other silliness. While
that comedy gold can’t be traded away, it can be turned into an evening of pleasure
Truly unique because the audience suggestions drive the direction of each show, you never see the same show twice, so you never have to worry about the show getting stale!
Doors open at 6:00, show starts at 7:00. Beer and wine cash bar will be open before and during the show.
**Note: We have a new microphone system!! Our jokes will be even funnier, now that you can hear them!
***DISCLAIMER: Please note that, this is an audience
participation-based show. While we try to stick to a PG-13 rating, we can not
predict how the audience will react. If the suggestions provided to us are more
explicit in nature, our show will be as well.***
From an article published on www.orlandoweekly.com, February 2017:
A recent study from United Way shows that 45 percent of households in Florida...still find it nearly impossible to obtain even the most basic necessities, and the numbers show the problem is only getting worse.
Despite being employed, according to United Way, many of these households are
still unable to pay bills, afford health care, housing, transportation and
essentially are one accident away from sliding into poverty. This is what we
call "working poor."
The study shows that the federal poverty level, which is currently at $24,250
for a multi-family household, fails to fall even come remotely close to the
estimated $55,200 needed to provide for a family of four.
The study suggests that 3.3 million households across Florida can be labeled as working poor homes. That's 45 percent of the state population. Compare this to the 2.6 million working poor tallied in 2014 and the cause for concern becomes apparent.
The Baby DJ program began over 21 years ago when its founder “Johnny Magic” was inspired to provide assistance to families of economic disadvantage in the Central Florida area. As the host of Central Florida’s top rated morning radio show, Johnny has had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time working throughout the community and witnessed firsthand the struggle that many families experienced in providing their children with necessities, especially during the holiday season.
From that moment of inspiration, Johnny began to dedicate his time and resources to developing a program that would make it possible for impoverished families to provide a wonderful holiday experience for their children. In the years since, Baby DJ has worked in collaboration with local churches and nonprofits organizations to fulfill this mission. Baby DJ volunteers have spent countless hours collecting and distributing resources to assist families in need, and the organization has since expanded to include several other charitable efforts that take place throughout the year.
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